When Anthony Bennett and his wife Catherine (pictured above) started a restaurant in Macclenny eight years ago, health insurance was not something they talked about.
“It did not even occur to us,” Mr. Bennett recalled. “We never really ever went to the doctor.”
They were in their 30s and healthy and their two children had affordable coverage through Florida KidCare, a government subsidized program for modest income families. Plus, health insurance rates on the private market were too high, said Mr. Bennett, 44.
That could change later this year when a federal healthcare exchange, known as the Healthcare Marketplace, launches in October and begins selling private plans to uninsured Floridians, some of whom will be eligible for federal subsidies to buy coverage.
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